Film Photography: How any could masrer film and darkroom work?

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The Incredible Hoke
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Re: One word: POLAROID
In reply to Weegee, 5 months ago

Weegee wrote:

Darkroom work had a certain soothing affect on me. Processing was a satisfying experience with many interesting variables. But the "piece de resistance" was seeing the print magically fade in as the developer took affect on the blank sheet of white paper! Sort of like the old Polaroid SX-70.

Finally, there was nothing like an evening set aside to make prints. The tools included a bottle of Jack Daniels, some Miles Davis vinyl 33rpm albums and a good sodium vapor safe light. At the end of the night I had 7 good prints and 40 mediocre ones in the wastebasket.

Those were the days!

Very important tools! I still do 8x10 contact prints in my tiny bathroom. Even though I've fully embraced digital processing these days, there's nothing like the darkroom. I'll probably never give it up.

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